I just picked up the May 2012 issue and learned some new information about one of my collectibles. On page nine, in the Antiques Q and A section, this picture appears:
There is a question about the value of this print in the ornate gilded frame. I have this print in a different frame. My mom bought it (while I was still living at home) at an estate sale. I have always liked it. I thought it was a "lady" picture, and I collect "lady" figurines, head vases, portrait plates and pictures.
The Country Sampler expert claims this print is a famous painting by Charles Bosseron Chambers. "The Light of the World" was painted in 1916, and is a famous image of a young Jesus.
In my defense, my print starts a little higher up on the chest and I didn't realize it was a child or topless. I thought it might be an angel because of the halo type ring around the head.
Here is my print. The glass gave off all kinds of glare so I took it off the wall.
It's in an eight sided, metal, hammered, vintage frame.
The print normally hangs in my living room. You can see it over at the left of the dining table bouquet.
I found quite a few of these prints on the internet in beautiful frames.
Oh, the magazine's expert values an original "Light of the World" print at $50-$120 depending on the frame.